Sunday, November 10, 2013
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Describing the eastern metropolis as the "pioneer" of film festivals, actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan Sunday dubbed the 19th Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) as an "apex" movie gala of the country.
The southern star arrived in the city late Saturday night to participate in the inaugural ceremony of the KIFF here Sunday.
"Kolkata was the pioneer (of film festivals and film societies)...what is close to my heart is that the film societies were born here and the KIFF will be an apex film festival, according to me in the country," said Haasan.
"It (Kolkata) has not only been a place of great film artists, but also film societies, so I have come to the capital of film societies and film festivals," said Haasan.
"I wanted to do it with Mr. Ray," said Kamal, and added that he also missed many opportunities to do it with Mrinal Sen.
"It will happen sometime if I am lucky...if nobody offers me, I will produce one."
The eight-day-long carnival, featuring 189 films from 63 countries is likely to be an enriching experience for cinema connoisseurs.
The KIFF's latest edition has gone digital through a mobile application providing detailed information about the screenings across 13 venues in the city.
Around 3,000 delegates and 24 international guests, among them noted Israel filmmaker Amos Gitai, will attend the film festival.
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